Protocol - Temperament - Adult
Protocol Name from Source:
Adult Temperament Questionnaire (ATQ)
The Adult Temperament Questionnaire (ATQ) is a 77-item self-administered questionnaire that measures the constructs of effortful control, negative affect, extraversion/surgency, and orienting sensitivity. Each item is scored on a 7-point Likert-scale.
The Adult Temperament Questionnaire (ATQ) may be obtained via the Bowdoin College website: https://research.bowdoin.edu/rothbart-temperament-questionnaires/. Information about scoring the instrument is also available by request.
Personnel and Training Required
|Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individual||Yes|
|Specialized requirements for biospecimen collection||No|
Mode of Administration
November 28, 2017
This is a measure used to assess individual differences in emotional and motor reactivity and the attentional capacities that support self-regulation in children.
Temperament includes several dimensions of emotion and reactivity that are part of a person’s personality. Maturation and life experiences change these dimensions as a person ages. These dimensions can be measured via questionnaires, and the results may be correlated with changes in personality and behaviors later in life.
The Adult Temperament Questionnaire (ATQ) is a revision of an instrument that has been used successfully since 1988 and has been translated into twelve languages.
Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Turkish
Process and Review
[link[phenx.org/node/103|Expert Review Panel 4]] (ERP 4) reviewed the measures in the Neurology, Psychiatric, and Psychosocial domains.
Guidance from the ERP includes:
· Added new protocol
· Created new data dictionary
Evans, D.E., & Rothbart, M.K. (2007). Development of a model for adult temperament. Journal of Research in Personality, 41, 868-888.
The Adult Temperament Questionnaire (ATQ) may be obtained via the Bowdoin College website: https://research.bowdoin.edu/rothbart-temperament-questionnaires/.
Eikenaes, I., Egeland, J., Hummelen, B., & Wilberg, T. (2015). Avoidant Personality Disorder versus Social Phobia: The Significance of Childhood Neglect. PLoS ONE, 10(3), e0122846.
Evans DE, Rothbart MK. (2009). A Two-Factor Model of Temperament. Personality and Individual Differences, 47(6):565-570.
Derryberry, D., & Rothbart, M. K. (1988). Arousal, affect, and attention as components of temperament. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 55, 958-966.
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